Underground Army Museum re-opens in Kraków

An exhibition dedicated to the history of the underground struggle for independence in Poland re-opens this week, after a year-long, 5 million złoty revamp.

The Home Army Museum (ul. Wita Stwosza 12) will display weapons and equipment, alongside uniforms, maps, video, artifacts and more. Split over two levels, the exhibition explores both the history of the Polish Second Republic, and the birth and work of the underground state and Home Army (Armia Krajowa). Of the 15,000 items on display, many have been donated by former soldiers and members of their families from around the world. Both the Nazi and the communist occupations of Poland will come under the spotlight, and there will be a section dedicated to life in the prison camps.

Adam Rapalski, museum director, said the existence of the Polish underground state and the AK were unique in Europe and played a major role in shaping modern Poland. He added: “We present the origins and history of the Polish Underground State, but also its impact on future generations.”


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